Until today, the Badgers only had one commit in their 2022 class. That was Franklin (WI) quarterback Myles Burkett. Within the last 24 hours, Wisconsin has added three more players to their class. They have added Barrett Nelson, J.T. Seagreaves, and Cade Yacamelli. Let’s take a look at the new Badger commits!
Home grown❤️🤍#committed @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/xhPgpZRQOf
— Barrett Nelson (@BarrettNelson9) June 21, 2021
Barrett Nelson committed last night (June 20). He became the second member of the 2022 class. Nelson attends Fall River High School in Wisconsin, but hails from Stoughton, WI. After receiving an offer on April 17, he recently took his official visit to Madison and committed shortly after. He lists himself in his Twitter bio as 6’6 and 255 pounds.
Nelson is also the younger brother of current Badger offensive lineman Jack Nelson. Jack is contending for a starting spot on the offensive line this year. Barrett, 2 star offensive tackle, will join the roster next season. He also held offers from Nebraska, Kent State, and Purdue as well as others.
Excited to announce I am officially a Wisconsin Badger!🔴⚪️ @BadgerFootball #Committed pic.twitter.com/AotFjncvN3
— JTSeagreaves (@JtSeagreaves) June 21, 2021
Seagreaves is also a product of Wisconsin. The three star tight end hails from Monroe, WI. he is also a standout on the basketball court as well. After receiving an offer on June 10, it didn’t take long for J.T. to commit to the Badgers. Similar to Nelson, Seagreaves took his official visit over the weekend prior to verbally committing. According to Evan Flood of 247 Sports: “The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end ran in the 4.6-4.7 range in the 40-yard dash, posted a 4.39 in the agility drill, and recorded a 9’3″ broad jump. Also a standout basketball player, Seagreaves holds a number of Division 2 scholarship offers on the hardwood.”
247 Sports also indicated he is the 84th ranked tight end in the 2022 class. Flood also adds: “As a junior, Seagreaves caught six passes for 129 yards and a touchdown in five games for Monroe. On the other side of the ball, Seagreaves tallied 28 tackles, 6.0 for loss, 2,0 sacks, and an interception at defensive end.”
BREAKING: Three-star athlete Cade Yacamelli has committed to the #Badgers.https://t.co/Kl1NEQtfUI pic.twitter.com/8d2AHp3k2q
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) June 21, 2021
Within the last hour, the Badgers also added a verbal commit from 2022 athlete Cade Yacamelli. After the Badgers became his first power 5 offer, Yacamelli took an official visit over the weekend as well and became the 4th recruit in the 2022 class.
According to Evan Flood: “Yacamelli also had scholarship offers from Army, Air Force, Navy, and a host of Ivy League programs. After UW offered in early June, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh started to get involved with the three-star athlete.” Flood also adds: “As a junior, Yacamelli, who primarily plays running back in high school, accumulated over 1,200 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns. During UW’s camp, Yacamelli ran a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and posted 10’5″ in the broad jump, prompting the staff to pull the trigger on the under the radar prospect…Chryst and the Badgers like Yacamelli as a wide receiver, safety, and potentially at running back as well.”
It sounds like the sky is the limit for the native of Harrison City, PA. He is the 78th overall athlete in the 2022 class.
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did you know yamacelli posted a 41 inch vertical too? madison cone like with 3-4 more inches to work with height wise